Graduate Job Placements

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Check out a recent National Communication Association annual report on the status of the job market in Communication.

Want to know where our graduates go after earning a MA or PhD in Communication? Here are some examples:

MA Graduates

  • Brianna Diaz earned her MA in Communication at UConn in 2010. She is now associate director of Communications in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UConn.
  • Victor Bilgen earned his MA in Marketing Communication at UConn in 2010. After several years as a senior research analyst at Ipsos ASI, he began working for the McChrystal Group in Virginia, where he is now principal analyst.
  • Jenna Hickman earned her MA in Communication at UConn in 2010. She is now Director Project Management at Colorado Coalition for the Homeless.
  • Jamie Harris earned her MA in Communication at UConn in 2012. She is now Manager of Social and Consumer Media at IBM.
  • Hongliang Chen earned his MA in Communication at UConn in 2013. He went on to pursue a doctorate in Communication at Texas A&M University.
  • Elizabeth Golas earned her MA in Communication at UConn in 2014. She is now Senior Research Analyst at Ipsos, a market research company.
  • Bryan Vanco earned his MA in Communication at UConn in 2015. He is now Survey Research Analyst at the National Safety Council.
  • Adam Rainear, Emily Hutter, and Ye Chen earned their MA degrees in Communication at UConn in 2016, 2017, and 2018, respectively. They all went on to pursue their doctorates in Communication at UConn.
  • Seth McCullock earned his MA in Communication at UConn in 2018. He went on to pursue a doctorate at Purdue University.
  • Louvins Pierre earned his MA in Communication at UConn in 2020. He is now pursuing his doctorate in Communication at UConn.

PhD Graduates

  • Milton Stokes earned his PhD in Communication at UConn in 2012. He is Global Lead, Public Affairs and Issues Management at Bayer Crop Science.
  • Kyle Hull earned his PhD in Communication at UConn in 2015. He is an assistant professor at Aquinas College in Michigan.
  • Yi Wang earned her PhD in Communication at UConn in 2015. She is an assistant professor of communication at University of Louisville.
  • Melanie Savelli earned her PhD in Communication at UConn in 2015. She is an assistant professor of communication at Southern Connecticut State University.
  • Linda Dam earned her PhD in Communication at UConn in 2016. She is an assistant professor at University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
  • Joshua Fishlock earned his PhD in Communication at UConn in 2016. He is an assistant professor at Arizona State University at Lake Havasu.
  • Sara (Picklesimer) Stifano earned her PhD in Communication at UConn in 2016. She was a post-doctoral teaching associate in Communication Studies at Northeastern University and editorial assistant for the journal Communication Studies. Now she is an assistant professor in-residence in Communication at UConn.
  • Tao Ma earned her PhD in Communication at UConn in 2016. She is an assistant professor at Winona State University.
  • Deya Roy earned her PhD in Communication at UConn in 2017. She is a post-doctoral teaching associate in Communication Studies at Northeastern University.
  • Tai-Yee Wu earned his PhD in Communication at UConn in 2017. He is an assistant professor at National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan.
  • Yerina Ranjit earned her PhD in Communication at UConn in 2016. She is a post-doctoral research associate at Yale University School of Medicine.
  • Erin Waggoner earned her PhD in Communication at UConn in 2018. She is an assistant professor at Longwood University.
  • Jen Xu earned her PhD in Communication at UConn in 2018. She is an assistant professor at Northern Arizona University.
  • Anuraj Dhillon earned her PhD in Communication at UConn in 2018. She is an assistant professor at California Polytechnic State University.
  • Christina DeVoss earned her PhD in Communication at UConn in 2018. She is an assistant professor at John Carroll University.
  • Adam Rainear earned his PhD in Communication at UConn in 2019. He is an assistant professor at West Chester University.
  • Kim Embacher Martin earned her PhD in Communication at UConn in 2019. She is an assistant professor at Rhode Island College.
  • Maggie Bennett earned her PhD in Communication at UConn in 2019. She is a visiting assistant professor at University of the Pacific.
  • Kara McGillicuddy earned her PhD in Communication at UConn in 2020. She is an instructional designer at Renssalaer Polytechnic Institutue.
  • Brenda Rourke earned her PhD in Communication at UConn in 2020. She is an assistant professor at Northwest Missouri State University.
  • Ryan Allred earned his PhD in Communication at UConn in 2020. He is an assistant professor at University of Wisconsin-Osh Kosh.
  • Maria DelGreco earned her PhD in Communication at UConn in 2020. She is a quantitative researcher on the Health Communication Research and Strategy Team at Fors Marsh Group.
  • Kara McGillicuddy earned her PhD in Communication at UConn in 2020. She is an instructional designer at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
  • Ambyre Ponivas earned her PhD in Communication at UConn in 2020. She is an assistant professor at Young Harris College in Georgia.
  • Xiaowen Xu earned her PhD in Communication at UConn in 2020. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Strategic Communication at Butler University.